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05/04/2024 Press release

TotalEnergies and RWE inaugurate Vilpion onshore wind farm – another step towards the energy transition

Today, TotalEnergies and RWE inaugurated the new Vilpion wind farm in the region of Aisne in France. This major project underlines both companies’ commitment to developing renewable energies and combating climate change. Located in the municipalities of Voharies, Saint-Gobert, Lugny, Houry and Thiernu, the 15-megawatt (MW) wind farm comprises five turbines, each with a capacity of 3 MW.

After the commissioning of the first wind turbines on September 2023, the Vilpion wind farm is now fully operational, enabling an annual production of 38 gigawatt hours (GWh). This will help to avoid 68,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions over the lifetime of the plant . This production volume is equivalent to the electricity consumption, not including heating, of more than 25,000 residents in metropolitan France.

“The new Vilpion wind farm illustrates the successful collaboration between TotalEnergies, RWE, local elected representatives and all key stakeholders, and it reflects our shared commitment to developing more green electricity generation projects in our region,” says Anna Lafont, Regional Development Director North of TotalEnergies Renouvelables France.

“The inauguration of the Vilpion wind farm in collaboration with TotalEnergies demonstrates our vision of the energy transition – putting global thinking into local action, symbolising the synergy between local players, residents and the expertise provided by companies like ours. I’d like to congratulate all the teams who worked on this successful project to produce even more green electricity in the Aisne region,” emphasises Joseph Fonio, CEO RWE Renouvelables France.

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RWE Renouvelables France
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TotalEnergies Renouvelables France
A major player in renewable electricity production, TotalEnergies operates in mainland France and overseas territories across three sectors: wind, photovoltaic, and hydroelectric. In 2023, TotalEnergies increased its investments in renewables by over 20%, with nearly €400 million directly invested in France. TotalEnergies is accelerating its efforts in renewables in the country, where it already operates more than 620 wind, solar, and hydropower plants, as well as battery storage.

TotalEnergies est une compagnie multi-énergies intégrée mondiale de production et de fourniture d’énergies : pétrole et biocarburants, gaz naturel et gaz verts, renouvelables et électricité. Nos plus de 100 000 collaborateurs s'engagent pour fournir au plus grand nombre une énergie plus abordable, plus disponible et plus durable. Présente dans environ 120 pays, TotalEnergies inscrit le développement durable au cœur de sa stratégie, de ses projets et de ses opérations.

RWE is leading the way to a green energy world. With its investment and growth strategy Growing Green, RWE is contributing significantly to the success of the energy transition and the decarbonisation of the energy system. Around 20,000 employees work for the company in almost 30 countries worldwide. RWE is already one of the leading companies in the field of renewable energy. Between 2024 and 2030, RWE will invest 55 billion euros worldwide in offshore and onshore wind, solar energy, batteries, flexible generation, and hydrogen projects. By the end of the decade, the company’s green portfolio will grow to more than 65 gigawatts of generation capacity, which will be perfectly complemented by global energy trading. RWE is decarbonising its business in line with the 1.5-degree reduction pathway and will phase out coal by 2030. RWE will be net-zero by 2040. Fully in line with the company’s purpose - Our energy for a sustainable life.

RWE Renouvelables France
A subsidiary of the RWE Group, RWE Renouvelables France is one of the leading developers and producers of renewable energies on the French market. With over 250 employees in 7 offices, our teams develop, finance, build and operate wind and solar farms. The Group is currently developing more than 1.3 GW of onshore wind projects, nearly 800 MWp of solar projects and has commissioned around 185 MW in 2 years. It is also positioned in all French offshore wind power tenders. As a long-term player, RWE values the transparency of its actions and ongoing dialogue with all its partners to ensure the best possible integration of its projects.